- 1 turkey (10 to 12 pounds)
- 6 to 8 garlic cloves, peeled
- 2 large lemons, halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
- Preheat oven to 325°. Cut six to eight small slits in turkey skin; insert garlic under the skin. Squeeze two lemon halves inside the turkey; squeeze remaining halves over outside of turkey. Place lemons in the cavity.
- Tuck wings under turkey; tie drumsticks together. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan, breast side up. Brush with oil; sprinkle with rosemary and sage. Roast 1 hour.
- Cover turkey with foil; roast 2 to 2-1/2 hours longer or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Baste occasionally with pan drippings.
- Remove turkey from oven. Let stand 20 minutes before carving. If desired, skim fat and thicken pan drippings for gravy. Serve with turkey. Yield: 10 servings.
Medium-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer
Reviews for Garlic Rosemary Turkey
"Incredibly tasty, you'll have a wonderful juicy turkey. It's delicious and very simple to make! I can only recommend it!"
"I made this last year for thanksgiving! My family can't wait for me to make it again this year!It was my first time cooking a turkey. It was very easy to make and very delicious!"
"I just made this for Thanksgiving! It was my first turkey, and it was FANTASTIC & easy! Check out my full review: http://heatskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/11/garlic-rosemary-turkey-my-thanksgiving.html"
"So easy & delicious! And I made this in April! I like to buy turkeys on sale during the holidays and keep them in the freezer to make throughout the year. It's a money saver. And this is a new family favorite!"